WELCOME to the District Grants 2016-2017 Site Page.
 
FIRST:  Review the GRANTS COMPARISON BROCHURE to make sure that your project meets the criteria for a District, Global or World Community Service Grant so that you can select the correct Application from the section located on the left side of this page. 
 
SECOND:  If you feel your project meets the criteria for one of the Grant types shown in the brochure, CONTACT GRANTS CHAIR, Blake Crosby and REQUEST A MENTOR to assist you with the application process.  REGARDLESS OF YOUR GRANT EXPERIENCE, this requirement is mandatory.
 
DEADLINES FOR SUBMITTING
World Community Service Grant Applications in 2016-2017:
 
Dates:                                   Committee Meets:
July 31, 2016                         August 18, 201 6         
October 31, 2016                   November  17, 2016
December 30, 2016               January 19, 2017
March 31, 2017                     April 20, 2017
 
In order for a Rotary club to participate in the District 5580 Grants Program, it must become Qualified.  This means that:
  1. A member of the club must have attended a Grant Management Seminar (GMS) held throughout the District during January 2016.
     
  2. The Rotary Foundation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the District 5580 Addendum to Memorandum of Understanding must be signed by the 2016-17 Club President and the 2016-2017 Club President-Elect, and returned to the District Office.  Documents with signatures appearing can be e-mailed and this method is encouraged.  You will also find the MOU Implementation Guide helpful.
District Grant Applications are due by March 31, 2016.  Global Grant Applications may be filed anytime.  World Community Service Applications should be filed by the deadlines shown at the top of this page.  ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.  In addition to your club becoming Qualified, your attention is directed to the following items:
  1. Make sure your project has not already been started.  THE GRANTS SUB-COMMITTEE WILL NOT APPROVE FUNDING FOR ANY PROJECT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN STARTED AT THE TIME THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED.
     
  2. Once your Application is approved, your club must establish a SEPARATE BANK ACCOUNT for your project.  Project funds should never be combined with the general operational funds of your club.  Once your club has raised the "matching funds" needed, you can request your Grant funds from the District Treasurer.  You will be required to submit a bank statement from your Project Account showing that you have the "matching funds" on deposit.  Thorough and complete financial records are absolutely required by our Audit Committee and by The Rotary Foundation.
     
  3.  A FINAL REPORT must be filed in a timely manner.  It should include copies of all receipts, disbursements, copies of cancelled checks and deposit slips.  Photos should also be included showing the start and completion of the project.  In some cases, the Grants Sub-committee may request an Interim Report.  Our Stewardship Committee will also be reviewing the status of your project and confirming that the project is progressing in a satisfactory manner.  ALL FINAL REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY USING THE CORRECT FINAL REPORT FORM LOCATED ON THIS PAGE.
Additional questions or information:
2016-2017 Grants Chair, Blake Crosby at bcrosby@far.midco.net / 701.238.3505